How can I use dissertations or theses to find more material on my topic?


Once you find one good dissertation or thesis on your topic in the ProQuest Theses & Dissertations database, you can use that record to find other material that might be relevant!


One way to do that is to look at the References cited by the dissertation or thesis you're looking at. For some entries, you can click the References link on the left to see a list of references, often with direct links to search our collection. Sometimes more recent dissertations and theses don't have these pages, but you can always scroll to the bottom of the document, look at the references, and search in our catalog to find them. You can also click to see Documents with shared references to find other materials that may address similar topics:



Another way to discover more material that may be relevant is to look at subject headings and identifiers. Subject headings are assigned from a fixed vocabulary, while identifiers/keywords may be more specific. Click on any subject heading or identifier/keyword to find more materials on the same topic.


  • Last Updated Jul 19, 2023
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  • Answered By Molly June Roquet

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